Digital copy of Memorial by Donald Campbell, factor of Tiree, 1754. Campbell writes of problems with the inhabitants who ‘not having anything to do for a great part of the year spend their time in drinking and caballing’, and informs the Duke that the soil is suitable for the ‘raising of Flax’ and that the only industry the inhabitants show any fondness for is spinning and weaving. Campbell also discusses the possibility of producing ‘oznaburgs’ (plain weave fabric woven in flax) in Tiree.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.